Friday, May 18, 2012
What does The Washington Blade want to be when it grows up?
As I noted yesterday, "America's leading gay news source" is now "a National Corporate Partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force." (Conflict of interest? What's that?) Previous corporate identities of The Washington Blade include a fluffy suburban advertiser newspaper and the sort of "gay" newspaper that launched religious-right-style attacks against gay men at every opportunity. Here's a fun new idea for its next incarnation: Why not be the sort of publication that gives us enough information about serious topics, and in such a dispassionate manner, that we can feel comfortable that we can form an informed opinion about them?